Do You Give Aspirin Or Nitroglycerin First?

When should you give nitroglycerin?

Nitroglycerin comes as a sublingual tablet to take under the tongue.

The tablets is usually taken as needed, either 5 to 10 minutes before activities that may cause attacks of angina or at the first sign of an attack..

How much aspirin should I take for angina?

If you have angina or have had a heart attack, you should take 81 mg a day unless you have a compelling reason not to take aspirin. If your reason is previous gastrointestinal bleeding, consider taking a proton pump inhibitor or misoprostol to protect your stomach while you take aspirin.

What happens if you take Nitro and you don’t need it?

Nitroglycerin sublingual tablet is used for short-term treatment. It comes with serious risks if you don’t take it as prescribed. If you don’t take it at all: If you don’t take this drug at all, you may have severe chest pain.

What happens right before a heart attack?

Common heart attack signs and symptoms include: Pressure, tightness, pain, or a squeezing or aching sensation in your chest or arms that may spread to your neck, jaw or back. Nausea, indigestion, heartburn or abdominal pain. Shortness of breath.

Does nitroglycerin stop heart attacks?

It may not stop the heart attack, but it could lessen the damage by thinning the blood and breaking up clots. Take nitroglycerin for chest pain if you have a prescription.

When should you not give nitroglycerin?

You should not take nitroglycerin if: You have taken the maximum amount of short-acting nitroglycerin prescribed by your doctor. You know your blood pressure is very low. Ask your doctor about this.